Workforce Fairness Institute

Issues

Fairness in the workplace requires the equitable treatment of all employees - union and non-union - as well as small business owners. Everyone is entitled to a right to work, the freedom of association and a right to do business.

Unfortunately, Big Labor isn't interested in fairness; they are only interested in expanding their power and collecting more dues. To further these ends, they are promoting a number of controversial policy proposals that have gained traction thanks to their political allies.

If you're concerned about fairness in the workplace, you should know more about the issues below:

  • Ambush Election Rule

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to force your workplace and communities with new “ambush” rules that favor union bosses and hurt workers. On March 31, 2015, President Obama vetoed legislation that would have repealed the ambush rule and provide workers with the protections and liberties they deserve when making a decision to unionize. By doing this, and allowing the rule to continue, this administration continues to help out big labor bosses.

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    Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

    To protect workers’ right to make an informed decision in union elections, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act. The legislation will codify long-standing NLRB election procedures, preventing an activist board from implementing sweeping changes on the workplace.

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  • The Employee Privacy and Protection Act

    To safeguard the privacy of America’s workers, Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the Employee Privacy Protection Act. The legislation will give workers greater control over the disclosure of their personal information and help modernize an outdated union election process.

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    The Truth About “Worker Centers”

    What do you do when you’re a labor boss at a time when union membership is at its lowest point in over 50 years? Anything you can to save a sinking ship, apparently. That includes forming new union front groups called “worker centers” to pull in additional funding for unionization efforts. By forming under the guise of charitable organizations, worker centers are able to seek funding from a wider array of sources than traditional unions.

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  • Micro Unions

    In a move that will tie businesses up in red tape, the NLRB is allowing labor bosses to organize "micro-unions" with as few as three or four workers. This unprecedented move will sow division and disharmony in the workplace and destroy small businesses. The only people who benefit from micro-unions are Big Labor bosses.

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    Unmet Obligations & Legacy Costs

    Big Labor has finally come to accept what small business owners knew all along – the promises they made to many union members cannot be met. Now union bosses are scrambling to find a way to solve funding problems faced by union-administered, multi-employer pension plans by shifting the costs to the federal government. These unmet obligations could have taxpayers paying hundreds of billions of dollars. Most of this is a result of mismanagement and recklessness on the part of labor bosses who decided to spend half a billion dollars on politics in 2008 as opposed to fulfilling their promises to their own members.

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